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  • This week, we discuss what to do if you’re feeling anxious about making friends and developing your interests, and how to respond if your parents are being too harsh on your sibling
  • If you have difficult questions to ask about teen life, email us, and ‘Friend of a Friend’ will do their best to give advice (we’ll make sure you remain anonymous)
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  • After US President Joe Biden blamed Facebook for ‘killing people’ by allowing Covid-19 vaccine conspiracy theories to spread, the company argued back saying their efforts to inform users are actually saving lives
  • Researchers have found that just 12 people, the Disinformation Dozen, are responsible for 65 per cent of the misinformation about the jabs on social media
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  • UN body earlier warned that heritage site needed ‘more sustainable tourism management’
  • Campaigners have been for years calling for an end to cruise ships sailing past St Mark’s Square
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  • Easing of safety precautions and large number of unvaccinated people in many regions are contributing to spread of cases worldwide
  • US counties are requiring residents to wear masks indoors regardless of inoculation status, with experts saying this is a reasonable precaution
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  • This space is dedicated to your wacky ideas, thoughtful reflections and whatever inspiration you have about our weekly prompt
  • For this week, our readers discuss who they would choose to live as if they could experience someone else’s life for a day
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  • What does it mean when a guinea pig chirps, squeaks, rumbles or wheeks? Did you even know these pets could make these noises?
  • A vet shares insight on how to understand when your little piggy is just showing love – and how to tell when it might be in pain
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  • The behaviour can seem manipulative, but it is often a habit formed over time – not intentionally meant to hurt you
  • While you are right to feel frustrated, it can be helpful to the other person if you reassure them that you accept them just as they are
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  • Newspaper says someone impersonated a reporter to get front row seats to event featuring city’s hottest stars of the moment
  • More than 1,000 fans thronged Tuen Mun mall on Friday, with some waiting nearly 24 hours at venue to secure prime spots
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  • She finished fourth in the heat among five competitors, with a time of 8:17.79, narrowly missing out on quarter-finals
  • The 22-year-old was the first Hong Kong athlete to compete, with her event kicking off before the opening of the Games
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  • Tokyo recorded a six-month record in new Covid-19 cases on Thursday, but Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga is determined to continue holding the event
  • Friday’s opening ceremony will begin at 8pm local time (7pm Hong Kong time), with Japan under a state of emergency until after the Games end
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  • Ching Chun-ho scores 18 marks for six subjects on the exam. He was diagnosed at two-years-old with a neurodegenerative disease
  • Two other test takers this year, Sylvia Zhou Ya-lin and Chen Pei-yan, want to help future students because of the teachers who inspired and encouraged them
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  • Travel plans of overseas students are now ‘messed up’ due to the city’s decision not to lift Covid-19 flight bans in favour of reopening the border with mainland China
  • Under the proposed policy that has been put on hold, unvaccinated students would have been allowed to come home from Britain, along with fully vaccinated city residents and workers from high-risk countries
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  • Two secondary students, Ajab Khan and Muhammad Abdullah Khan, discuss their results on the Diploma of Secondary Education (DSE) examination, and why they want to be physical education teachers in the future
  • Ajab worked in food delivery to support his family while in school – and only quit a month before the test began
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  • Six of this year’s top scorers plan to attend CUHK or HKU, with most aiming to study medicine, inspired by doctors during coronavirus
  • One student will head to Cambridge University in Britain but hopes to return to the city and contribute to her home
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